Festival Salon with Fiona Sampson
Festival Salon with Fiona SampsonDiscover
Endell Street: The Suffragette Surgeons of World War One
When the First World war broke out, the suffragettes suspended their campaigning and joined the war effort. Wendy Moore, best-selling author of Wedlock and The Mesmerist, recounts the astonishing story of pioneering doctors, suffragettes and life partners, Flora Murray and Louisa Garrett Anderson. Against fierce opposition, the two women set up a 573-bed hospital staffed by female surgeons, doctors and nurses receiving 26 000 casualties over the next four years and creating such a caring atmosphere that soldiers begged to be sent to Endell Street.
Our musical accompaniment to this event will explore the music of suffragette composer Ethel Smythe.
Includes a cup of tea.